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Mesa Pigadia, Akrotiri, Santorini, Greece +30 6985551006 | +30 6985551001

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    Museum

    MUSEUM

    Santorini also has very important history and ancient culture. From Akro you can visit the Museum of Prehistoric Thera (Santorini), a site that is considered to be one of the most important in Greece. It hosts the findings from the excavations of Athens Archaeological Society at Akrotiri which have uncovered one of the most important prehistoric settlements of the Aegean: According to the archaeologists, the first habitation at this particular site dates back to the Late Neolithic times. The various imported objects found in the site also indicate its external relations. Akrotiri was in contact with Crete, the Greek Mainland, the Dodecanese, Cyprus, Syria and Egypt. The museum is actually an extension of the archaeological site of Akrotiri, since it houses frescoes and findings of the 17th century BC. It also houses findings from many other places of Thera which date back from the Newer Neolithic Period and present the passage of various cultures from the Aegean Sea in a long period of Prehistory. All exhibits are in excellent condition.